AWS & CWR to Jointly Promote Good Water Stewardship In Chinese River Basins

by China Water Risk 16 January, 2017

16 January, 2017 – The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and China Water Risk are pleased to announce our new partnership to jointly promote good water stewardship in China. This will primarily be done through the adoption of the AWS Standard as a framework for addressing shared water challenges in selected river basins.

The new collaboration will bring together respective strengths of both parties and integrate leading research with best practice implementation. AWS and CWR will focus on looking for projects in specific river basins/sub-basins in China, such as the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and the Yellow River Basin.



“Water stewardship plays an important role in safeguarding China’s water resources.  With the focus of the Water Ten on key basins such as the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas, both local government and corporate action matter. We are thus delighted to work with a global leader such as AWS to promote a better understanding of water risks and in doing so, facilitate more action towards water stewardship.”

– Debra Tan, Director of CWR

“We are delighted to be developing a strong partnership with a well-regarded organisation such as CWR. The PRD is an immensely important with a range of water issues. With CWR we are looking to build a strong team of organisations who understand the problems and see the potential of AWS water stewardship to provide solutions to these water issues.”

– Michael Spencer, Chair of Board of AWS

About the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a multi-stakeholder organisation dedicated to enhancing water stewardship capacity, and guiding, incentivising and differentiating responsible water use. AWS owns and implements the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard and related certification procedures, supported by credible multi-stakeholder governance and brand endorsement systems. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) is the 1st and only international standard that defines good water stewardship at a site and catchment level in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial. The goals of the AWS Standard are to engage water using sites in achieving catchment level sustainable water balance, good water quality, healthy ecosystems and cultural sites and, good water governance.For more visit AWS’s website:


Read more about the AWS standard and its application in a chemical plant in the Yangtze River Delta here.